Our difference is in the details.

Who We Are

Preserve Properties is a boutique real estate development firm whose principals have broad experience creating distinctive, luxury multifamily communities. The core team is well-known in the industry for taking a focused approach on site selection, developing the right product for the market, and selecting the best partners to deliver a standard of excellence that meticulous and affluent residents demand.

Values & Visions To Build On

At Preserve Properties, our commitment to excellence and innovation is guided by our core values, resulting in richer, happier lives for our residents and more meaningful connections with the greater community. Every development we build requires countless decisions that will affect our communities for years to come. That means taking our time to select the right sites and partners to develop remarkable urban communities that combine innovative architectural design with high quality construction.

Atlanta Focused

The Principals have more than 60 years of combined experience within the Atlanta real estate market. We’ve seen first-hand the exponential growth the city has undergone the last several years and know what type of development will succeed and thrive here. We have also formed strong relationships that help us identify and secure the most desirable sites within the city. As a local business, we’re invested in the future of Atlanta and pride ourselves on playing a role in its evolving vision and world-class quality of life.

Executive Team

John Draper,

John Draper’s real estate career has spanned over 30 years of developing large multifamily projects in Atlanta and the Southeast. As a co-founder and former head of The Sterling Group, a multifamily investment and development company established in 1984, he was involved in the strategic planning and development of approximately 2,500 high end multifamily residential units. John’s sound financial approach and keen sense of real estate market timing allowed him to sell the entire Sterling Group portfolio in 2007, delivering solid returns to investors. In 2010, John, together with his longtime business associate, Mike Busboom, and son Chris Draper, began operations at Preserve Properties, LLC.

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Mike Busboom,
Vice President

Mike Busboom has more than 30 years of experience developing and operating multifamily projects. With a background in landscape architecture, he is currently responsible for the management of all construction and development projects for Preserve Properties, from concept to completion. In this role, he controls multi-million dollar budgets and maintains enduring relationships with leading architects, land planners, engineers, inspectors, interior designers and subcontractors. Mike has worked with John Draper for 30 years, a longstanding partnership that has positively impacted their success and number of projects together.

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Chris Draper,
Vice President

Chris Draper is responsible for all aspects of Preserve Properties’ development strategy and coordination. His 10+ years of experience in the multifamily industry includes managing activities related to multifamily construction and renovation, internal audit, financial analysis, financing, and property operations. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a concentration in economics, Chris is also focused on Preserve Properties’ site selections and land acquisitions.

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